The Premier League have confirmed all of the players released and retained by all last season’s 20 Premier League clubs, including Newcastle United.
Yesterday we published the list of the 42 players Newcastle United had retained, as well as the 25 NUFC scholars, and the released list – Steven Vincent Taylor.
Today though, we are looking at the players the other 19 Premier League clubs have released.
Are any of them worth Newcastle having a go at?
We have picked out 19 that could just maybe be worth a shout, comments welcome at the bottom – if any of the players below have been fixed up elsewhere in recent days then our apologies.
(The Premier League rules require that all clubs who were in the 2015/16 PL had to submit their retained and released lists to the Premier League by Saturday 21 May.
The Premier League official website says that ‘The information below is correct as of 21 May. A player’s status may have changed since that date’.)
Hangeland, Brede Paulsen
Mariappa, Adrian Joseph
Hibbert, Anthony James
Toure, Kolo Abib
Demichelis, Martin Gaston
Powell, Nicholas Edward
Ramirez Pereyra, Gaston Exequiel
Sidwell, Steven James
Graham, Daniel Anthony William
Anichebe, Victor Chinedu
Lee, Elliot Robert
O’Brien, Joseph Martin
Three former Newcastle players have also been let go – Sylvain Distin (Bournemouth), Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa), Jose Enrique (Liverpool).
For my money, I reckon Joey O’Brien, Stephane Sessegnon, Gaston Ramirez, Kolo Toure, Brede Hangeland, Mathieu Flamini, Nick Powell and Steven Pienaar are all worth a look.